The healing power of herbs

Date Posted:22 October 2016 


Herbal teas are a beautiful way to add vitality, health and antioxidants to your daily routine. Comforting and warming, a good herbal tea blend can do everything from promoting a restful sleep, aid digestion, tonify the liver and provide antioxidant support for glowing skin and healthy ageing.  

 

 

Sleep and relaxation

 

In the evening, I love to curl up on the couch with a relaxing sleep tea. It is important to allow your body to switch off and unwind before sleep. Too many people watch television right up until bed time, or even worse, they fall asleep with the T.V on! To calm the body and mind and prepare for sleep, you should switch off all electronics 1 hour before sleep and consume calming and restorative herbs. The best herbs to help promote a restful and restorative sleep are chamomile, lavender, valerian, lemon balm, passionflower and lemon verbena. These herbs are naturally calming with a sedative action. The beautiful thing about using natural sleep remedies, is they help to lull your body into its natural sleep cycle, and as such, leave you feeling refreshed in the morning rather than tired and groggy like a medication would. Herbal blends that contain those soothing, relaxing and restorative herbs include:

Chamomile

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Lavender

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Valerian
  1. Mama Body Tea Organic & Herbal Loose Leaf Tea Sleepy

 

Lemon Balm

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Passion Flower
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Lemon Verbena
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You will note that Mama Body Tea Organic & Herbal Loose Leaf Tea Sleepy contains most of the restorative herbs, including chamomile, lavender, valerian, passion flower and lemon verbena, which makes it an ideal natural remedy for sleep.

 

 

Digestion

 

Never underestimate the power of herbs to stimulate your digestive secretions. Digestive herbs do this through their slightly bitter taste. When your body tastes something bitter, it triggers the release of digestive enzymes to help to break down your food. This in turn will decrease symptoms of fullness and bloating that some people experience after meals due to poor digestion. Bitter herbs are also beneficial to the liver, which helps to cleanse and detoxify cells and promote a healthy digestive system. The best herbs to increase digestion and cleanse the liver include liquorice, fennel, peppermint, dandelion and nettle. Digestion aiding herbs can be found in the following herbal blends:

 

Liquorice

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Fennel

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Peppermint

 

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Dandelion

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Nettle

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  4. Organic Merchant Certified Organic Mother Nature Tea
  5. Mama Body Tea Organic & Herbal Loose Leaf Tea Pregnancy
  6. Mama Body Tea Organic & Herbal Loose Raspberry Leaf Blend

 

 

 

Sweet tooth

 

To settle sweet cravings after meals, I absolutely love a liquorice and cinnamon blended tea. The flavours satisfy my sweet tooth, whilst getting the added bonus of blood sugar regulation (thank you cinnamon) and increased digestion (thank you liquorice). Caffeine free chai blends are also one of my favourites for when I feel like I need a sweet pick me up, and so much better for you than opting for that 3pm chocolate bar! Sassy Organics' absolute favourite is Organic Merchant Certified Organic Turkish Delight Tea. It's sweet, but not sweet and it contains blood sugar regulating cinnamon, which makes it a perfect afternoon or after dinner drink.

 

 

A pretty package

 

One last thing I adore about herbal teas, is the beautiful packaging they come in. It all adds to the enjoyment of a cup of tea when you can take out a beautiful jar, tin or box, sit somewhere comfortable and sip your tea out of a carefully made china cup. It’s the little things in life that add to the enjoyment of it.

 

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